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Brislington WI programme of speakers

Brislington WI always meet on the third Tuesday of the month


NEXT MEETING.......................


Tuesday 20th June 2017


Crockery Painting




We will be joined by the lovely Sophie Williams from Mother Hen Creations, she will help us paint pottery, which she will take away & fire. These will be returned to us by the next meeting. Free for members, although we kindly request a donation to the One25 project.
Non members can paint a mug for £10.00, or a coaster for £6.50.







AUGUST MEETING





DDG Summer Event - All Aboard! - Tuesday August 15th 2017
Ahoy there matey! Brislington WI are hosting the DDG summer event and we are aiming for it to be ship-shape and Bristol fashion all the way!
We will meet at the harbourside for a 1 hour guided boat trip around the historic, world famous Bristol harbour. We will follow this up with a meal on the harbourside at The Stable.
You can come for both the tour and the meal, or just the tour, or just the meal. You will need to pay a deposit, the amount depends on which option you go for. See the ticket details for more information.
Details of meeting points and timings for all options will be confirmed nearer the time, but we will not start earlier than 6pm and the meeting point will be on the harbourside near the Centre.
You can book your place using the link below and pay your deposit at the next meeting or by PayPal (search brislington.womens.institute@gmail.com). Please use the friends and family option.
Boat trip £10.00    Meal DEPOSIT £5.00 (to secure the table )
Here's the link to the event. Password BrizWIevent2017 (it's case sensitive).








Tuesday 16th May 2017


A talk about BEES!!!!!!!!!













Tuesday 18th April 2017


CHOCOLATE !!!!!!!!!!!


Chocolate demonstration & talk



Tuesday 21st February 2017


Button Glueing








Tuesday 21st March 2017





Presentation by the One 25 Project

Brislington WI Donated to the One25 Project in 2016, they are now our main charity we will support in 2017, this is an opportunity to find out what they do.




Tuesday 17th January 2017

                        



Tap Dancing & Registration






Christmas Fun Night!
Tuesday 20th December 2016


Fun, Games & lots of food!




QUIZ NIGHT!
Tuesday 15th November 2016





At the next meeting it's the return of the annual BrizWI quiz.

It was so popular last year that we're doing it again.

Sam Munnings will be our quiz host so get your brains in gear to pit your wits against your fellow members. 





Tuesday 18th October 2016

INDIAN NIGHT

Join us for Indian night, where we will be enjoying Indian nibbles, making Indian patterns with coloured sand, and tattooing each other with Henna (non permanent!) 





Tuesday 20th September 2016

SausageGenius



It’s not rocket science - It’s Sausagenius!

The Sausagenius concept probably began back in 2012. John embarked on a breadmaking course at Shipton Mill in Gloucestershire under the tutelage of baking guru Clive Mellum and immediately set to work baking for friends, family and neighbours.

In 2013 John started making his own sausages. Feedback from everyone who tried them was excellent so he started producing and delivering locally in South Bristol to an ever-expanding customer base under the name Atkinson and Sons.
In early 2014 John was playing poker with some of his friends and one of his best customers, Matt, was also at the table (they were both losing heavily). After many beers Matt suggested the name of the company should be Sausagenius and that he would love to get on board with the business and is now the technical wizard behind the company.
Sausagenius’ reputation grew incredibly quickly locally. Their philosophy is simple: Use the best, freshest and most responsibly sourced ingredients to produce the best sausages money can buy. All of their pork is British and outdoor raised and we only use shoulder and belly. Their herbs are 75% home grown in the Sausagenius allotment and, no tasteless rusk for us; all of their bangers are ‘bulked’ with our home baked sour dough bread’s breadcrumbs.


Tuesday 16th August 2016


BUTCOMBE BREWERY TOUR



Our tour takes place on Tuesday 16th August 2016.
We are due to arrive at 7:15pm.
The first part involves an hour or so around the Brewery, and a further hour or more at the bar in the beautiful on-site Brewery shop with all the Butcombe beer and Ashton Press Cider you can drink, with 3 beers on draught and the cider on tap!

All aspects of the tour are free of charge, and we are turfed out about 9:20pm.
We will then take the 5 minute drive onto the Brewery's pub 'The Swan' at Rowberrow where they lay on Butcombe bangers and mash, or a vegetarian option for £5 per person.
This tour is for 40 people, and at the moment, we are fully subscribed- I will let you know if this changes, and if places come up!



The Swan






Tuesday 21st June 2016




GAMES NIGHT!

A social night for everyone to get together & have fun!





Tuesday 17th May 2016



Arnos Vale Cemetary Talk

An illustrated introduction to the history of the Victorian, Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol, its development, decline, restoration and stories about some of its permanent "residents".




Tuesday 19th April 2016







Wendy Calder Ceramics
In our April meeting we have the ceramist Wendy Calder, who will be showing us some of her wonderful creations as well as hosting a workshop. You will have the opportunity to make a brooch or earrings, which Wendy will take away to fire then glaze and bring back in the May meeting.

Due to the cost of materials there will be a charge if you wish to make something - £6.50 for a brooch and £8.50 for earrings which is payable on the night. But we do need ladies to let us know if they wish to make something so that Wendy can bring along enough materials.









Tuesday 15th March 2016


Mad Hatters tea party & millinery






Tuesday 16th February 2016


GARDEN PLANNING






Tuesday 19th January 2016



ROBOTS!
The Bristol Robotics Laboratory is one of the world's leading research institutes for robotics. Its not just engineers and computer geeks working there, but biologists, mathematicians, psychologists, philosophers and even surgeons, working collaboratively to investigate what the robotics technology of the future will be and thinking about how we will interact with it. Corra Boushel will tell us about the work of the BRL and give us a chance to programme our own robots - it's not as hard as you might think!
http://www.brl.ac.uk/

March Meeting - Milliner/Mad Hatter's Te


Tuesday 15th December 2015

Brislington WI's Christmas PARTY!!!!



                       
Tuesday 17th November 2015

Annual bread month -bread competition with cheese,

wine & chats & a hosted Quiz-you are welcome to bring along a guest for the quiz (even men!) and the guest fee is £5.

                                     


Tuesday 20th October 2015

The Fright Night-the history of Arnos Manor & its ghosts
                                      



Tuesday 15th September 2015

The science of fireworks





Tuesday 18th August 2015

Trip to a winery*  additional charge may apply



Tuesday 21st July 2015

Willow weaving

a demonstration and workshop to inspire and produce your own willow item 





Tuesday 16th June 2015

Foraging

Food foraging /booze for free! A talk & demo (possibly as an interactive walkaround Brislington Brook) weather dependant *


A little bit about our speaker for June:
"Andy Hamilton is a local author who is known across the planet for his wild booze. He has appeared on many TV shows including Autumnwatch, Countryfile & Titchmarsh he's also had a Radio 4 food Programme dedicated to him and his wild booze. Continuously experimenting, Andy will be unlocking his bag of tricks for us and let us drink whatever taste sensation he has concocted especially for us"











Tuesday 19th May 2015

Lampshade making


Our May meeting will be one of style and accessories, our craftiest member Kirsten Clark will show us how to make a lampshade!
 You’re invited to bring along a 110cm X 30cm piece of fabric to adapt it into a fantastic lampshade. Kirsten owns a shop Make & Do in Sandy Park, so she knows her stuff & you can purchase fabric from her great range there. 

As usual we will be holding our fab raffle, so make sure to bring some cash along too!

We hope to see you on Tuesday 19th May 2015!






Tuesday 21st April 2015

CSi night

                           
                     



Tuesday 17th March 2015

Health Spring clean

How small changes have a huge effect on your health for the better




                       

Tuesday 17th February 2015

Pirate Night

Arrr, Shipmates! Pirates in Bristol
Historical talk about Pirates in Bristol & their 
effect,along with fun & games




Tuesday 20th January 2015

Shabby Chic

Come along and learn how to bring new life into your furniture (please bring an item you are happy to paint)






Tuesday 18th November 2014

Belly Dancing

Come along and learn how to belly dance (joining in optional!)





October 2013
Meeting date: Tuesday 15th October, 7:30pm

with Mark from Mark's Bread PLUS! Bread making competition.


November 2013
Meeting date: Tuesday 19th November, 7:30pm

with Guy the carpenter


December 2013
Meeting date: Tuesday 17th December, 7:30pm

with Gift Frippery




January 2014
Meeting date: Tuesday 21st January, 7:30pm

with Dr Alison Rivett - Chemistry and me





February 2014
Meeting date: Tuesday 18th February, 7:30pm

with Teach Me Sugarcraft


March 2014
Meeting date Tuesday 18th March, 7:30pm

with Adrian Targett - Cheddar Man


April 2013
Meeting date Tuesday 15th April, 7:30pm

with Joanne Dunn – Kinesiology


Don't forget to check out our Special Events as well!

More speakers for 2016, will be added as soon as they are confirmed.

If you are interested in being a speaker at one of our meetings then we'd love to hear from you. Use the contact form on the right-hand side of the page to get in touch.